Day: August 11, 2017

Mtwaya produces new play titled ‘Hupenyu’

A new play by Mutwaya Productions entitled ‘Hupenyu’ touches on social and religious issues with the main focus being the sprouting new churches. Hupenyu is a social commentary which touches most on controversial pastors with their insatiable desire for money. According to the script writer and producer Leon Mtwaya the play is a must watch for theatre lovers. Two of the actors in the play Beaulla Mutungwazi who plays Mai Hyundai and Albert Mayengamhuru who is cast as Arubeto said despite this being their first time acting they however performed their roles as required. For Mtwaya who has taken part in quite a number of projects such as Fidelity, Bamunini Joe, Small House, and Maninja Action, Hupenyu is another production to showcase what he knows best to...

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Zimbabweans urged not to panic over flu bug

The Ministry of Health and Child Care is advising  people not to panic over claims of a deadly flu bug saying there is no link between avian flu and the flue like symptoms that some people are experiencing which are a mutation of the flu virus that responds to medication. Director of epidemiology and disease control at the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Portia Manangazira said extra care is however needed for vulnerable members of society that include children and the elderly. Some people who have contracted the sever flue are complaining of severe coughing and headache...

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Tears of a senior citizen in Maglas

The closure of Zimbabwe’s largest asbestos firm Shabanie Mine has created many challenges which can only be told by those within the area. A senior citizen in Shabanie says life has not been rosy following the sudden shutdown and its effect has had downstream problems to the community. She dedicated her youthful years working at the asbestos mine in Maglas, Shabanie which became her home. Today she seats in her single roomed house at the mine compound staring at its concrete walls and with nothing to show for all her years of effort. Born on September 6, 1920 Gogo...

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Chrome value addition remains govt’s top priority

Chrome export is on a short term basis with value addition and beneficiation remaining government’s top priority says Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Engineer Freddy Moyo. Engineer Moyo said the lifting of the chrome export ban by government is on a short term basis meant to bring the much needed foreign currency into the country as well as to give relief to small scale mines so that they can export the mineral while smelters are being set up. In 2011, government imposed a ban on chrome export to encourage value addition and beneficiation of the mineral which...

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National roads committee impressed in Mash West

The national steering committee on emergency roads rehabilitation implementation programme has expressed satisfaction with work being carried out by roads authorities in Mashonaland West Province but bemoaned handicaps related to machinery shortages. Members of the national steering committee drawn from the Ministry of Finance, DDF, ZINARA and the Ministry of Transport have been on a tour of roads rehabilitation projects under phase two of implementation to monitor and evaluate progress in Mashonaland West. The steering committee gave a thumps sign to the implementation of targeted projects and said synchronisation of efforts by all roads authorities is the way to...

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Emergency roads rehab programme ends

The emergency roads rehabilitation programme which was being undertaken to assess the progress in roads infrastructure repairs has ended in Matabeleland North Province with the national project steering committee expressing satisfaction with the progress made so far. The three day tour to assess the progress with the roads rehabilitation programme revealed the projects that have been undertaken in five of the seven districts in Matabeleland North Province. The rural district councils in Lupane, Hwange, Tsholotsho and Binga are at various levels although some lagging behind due to heavy rains which delayed the commencement of the projects. Acting director responsible...

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ZDF community assistance programmes benefits Kwekwe

The critical input being offered by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) continues to be felt countrywide the latest being witnessed in Kwekwe district where at state of the arts facilities were handed over to the community. As part of their community assistance programme the ZDF handed over two classroom blocks and an ablution facility at Manunure High School and an early childhood development classroom block at Sally Mugabe Primary School in Kwekwe. Parents and schools development funded the construction of the facilities while the Zimbabwe National Army provided the technical knowhow. District schools inspector, Mr Bernard Mazambani expressed gratitude...

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Somandla Ndebele launches 22nd album

Veteran musician Somandla Ndebele believes his latest album offering titled ‘Dadanewako’ will be the best in his music history. The album is his 22nd after his last project that was released 2013 called ‘Zvemberi Makasa’. The album was launched in the capital yesterday night. Soma as Ndebele is affectionately known in the music circles, who has worked with a number of top musicians among them the late Tongai Moyo, Sulumani Chimbetu and Jah Prayzah said he has been around for a while and he thinks this is his best recording ever as he capitalised on his experience. His first...

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SCHOTO set for major transformation

The School of Hospitality and Tourism (SCHOTO) is geared for a major overhaul with government planning to incubate it into a university academic programme in the new roadmap for Higher and Tertiary Education to be launched soon. Management conflicts between SCHOTO and the Bulawayo Polytechnic College over managing staff and reporting structure complications could soon be a thing of the past as government moves in to transform SCHOTO to be a stand-alone institution that reports to structures at Lupane State University. Addressing delegates during a Bulawayo Polytechnic graduation ceremony, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo...

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Local club conducts awareness campaigns on STDs

Due to the increase of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), Boys to Men Club is conducting awareness campaigns in the streets of Chitungwiza. Boys to Men Club representative, Jason Kwaramba said that they thought it wise to conduct the campaigns since many youths are now back from school. The group was formed in 2005 with the main aim to educate fellow youths about diseases, and empowerment. Seeing the creative way the campaign was conducted the passersby who paid attention appreciated the initiative and the idea since many people are being affected. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) also referred to as STDs...

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